Just Sex or Dating? Keeping the Line Clear

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Sex is something most people love, and something that most people seek. The same can also be said for serious relationships. There is, of course, that line somewhere in the middle which involves “relaxed” dating: simply going out for drinks, getting to know someone and enjoying their company. Then there’s sex dating, which is literally just that: meeting up with someone for sex. However, this is a situation that can end up getting confusing. One party may think that they are in a relationship that is heading for something serious, the other may simply see it as “fun” and will hope that it doesn’t turn into a typical relationship.

Sex Relationships: Keeping the Lines of Communication Clear

Communication is probably one of the most important things in every form of relationship that is out there. It doesn’t matter whether you’re married, dating long-term or dating short-term… Even if it is just a casual fling, the important thing is to let the other party know where they stand. And this means communicating just what it is you’re looking for.

When it comes to sexual relationships, things can be a little more complicated. However, if you’re unsure of how to go about communicating and drawing the line regarding what kind of relationship it is, consider the following points:

Where Did Your Sex Relationship Begin?

If you started in an online sex community or on a casual dating site, then it’s usually pretty clear from the get-go that you’re only looking for one thing. In a lot of cases, people will describe what they are looking for in their profiles or in messages that they send to one another before they meet up. In this regard, it’s pretty simple.

If It Started by Chance…

Then make sure to be clear at every step. Tell the person that you’re only interested in sex and maybe enjoy their company, but you’re not hoping for a long-term relationship. This can be quite difficult to communicate but being clear is always the best policy: you may be surprised, the other party may very well agree with you and be happy to keep it casual. If not, then it’s best to end the sex relationship there and then.

It can be a big challenge to be open and honest with anyone: we’ve all been in difficult situations where we’ve had to explain ourselves. As much fun as sex relationships can be, it is important to keep a clear mind and know when to call it quits or at least tell the other person what their position is in your life. Honesty is literally always the best policy. If the other person has taken one thing to mean something else, then it is best that it ends there and then rather than go on forever with both parties being unhappy. This is an unfortunate side-effect but it is also something that will make things easier for everyone in the long run!

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